Monkey Milk Smoothie Base

Monkey Milk Smoothie Base

Monkey Milk is bananas and nondairy milk whipped up in a blender. Simple yet so delish. The first time I had it was at a little raw cafe in California, and I was hooked. Being that I always have bananas in Hawaii, this smoothie has been a staple for my family at breakfast. It also serves as the base for endless smoothie possibilities.

At different times, I’ve added Kale, berries, other fruits, cocoa powder, protein powder, roots, spices, coffee, matcha, adaptogens, and even almond or peanut butter!

Makes 16 oz. smoothie
2 minutes total time
1 cup organic sliced frozen bananas
1 cup nondairy milk (sometimes I freeze nondairy milk in ice trays to make my smoothie thicker)

In a blender, mix bananas with milk starting on slow and gradually taking it to high.  Pour in glass and serve. Top with fresh bananas or a dash of cinnamon if entertaining.

If you enjoy a creamier smoothie, I recommend using a thicker milk like coconut, hemp, or macadamia nut. Also play around with the number of bananas to hit your taste buds. When freezing bananas, wait until they are very ripe to get as much taste and flavor as possible out of them.

Bananas are powerhouses containing the following nutrients:

  • Potassium
  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin C
  • Magnesium
  • Copper
  • Manganese
  • Net carbohydrates
  • Fiber
  • Protein

GF, SF, NF if you use hemp, coconut or seed milk

Nutty Milk

Nutty Milk

It is so simple to make your own milk. You literally blend water with nuts or seeds and strain. I like adding in a little maple syrup for sweetness.  I use Almond Milk as my main milk. So anything you use milk in, I use almond milk in.  I find it versatile and that my body loves it and my recipes come out great. Almonds are naturally alkalizing, so… so is this. You can change the recipe to suit your taste buds; more almonds, more water, but this is how I like it.  I use a nut milk bag to strain it-you can find it for sale at most health food stores. If you can’t-a paint strainer from a hardware store will work or just use a clean dishtowel to strain it.

Make 2 qts
5 minutes total time
1 cup organic raw almonds
7 cups water
2 tablespoons maple syrup (optional)

In a Vitamix or blender, mix almonds with water, gradually taking it to high. You want to pulverise those almonds. Next, strain through nut milk bag into large bowl. Transfer to a pitcher and store in fridge. Will last 4 days in your fridge.  You can replace any nut or seed for almonds. At the cafe we make Mac Nut Coconut Milk for all our acai bowls and smoothies. I have tried and love cashews, sesame seeds and coconut, and they all are tasty in theirre own way.  Have fun and find the one that makes your tastebuds happy.  There are many things you can do with the leftover pulp, however, these days I compost it.

 

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